Dec 9, 2012 5:00am EST
of the week. >> two area families joined forces to help victims of superstorm sandy celebrate the holidays. they collected donations and stuffed a truck full of toys. we first introduced you to 5-year-old sadey and 6-year-old tyler on 11 news earlier this week. when they learned each family was gathering toys to give to children who lost everything in the storm, they teamed up with the goal to fill this truck outside of target in white matt schaub. >> schaub -- marsh. >> we never thought we'd be able to fill a trailer so we are stuffing this truck today and taking it out next weekend to the kids who lost everything. >> sadey's mom says they're grateful for all of the and the families plan to drive the truck next weekend to point pleasant, new jersey. >> and hundreds of families with loved ones deployed overseas by the military have christmas trees in their homes this morning thanks to local business. the staff of the hubbard funeral home worked with the national guard to identify families that might need extra help in the holiday season. yesterday, they gave away close to 300 trees. >> it'
Dec 9, 2012 9:00am EST
into the rest of the week, in the low 50's. >> two area families joined forces to help victims of superstorm sandy celebrate the holidays. yesterday, they collected donations and stuffed a truck full of toys. we first introduced to you 5-year-old sadey and 6-year-old tyler on 11 news earlier this week. they both go to st. kazmir's and when they learned each was gathering toys for children who lost everything, they teamed up. hundreds of christmas trees in the homes of families of deployed maryland military members this morning thanks to the staff of the hubbard funeral home, working with the maryland national guard to identify families that might need assistance during the holiday season and yesterday they gave away close to 300 trees. >> it's been overwhelming at times. some of the people are really thank will -- thankful for getting the tree. i knew it was a good idea. i didn't realize how appreciative the families would be to receive a christmas tree. >> speaking of military families, adjusting to life off the battlefield can be difficult for gulf war veterans. up next, the struggles they
Dec 5, 2012 4:00am PST
sandy. quote, superstorm sandy wreaked havoc on the job market in november, slicing an estimated 86,000 jobs from payrolls. >>> a quick market check right now, u.s. stock futures are still higher. fiscal cliff uncertainty is expected to weigh on stocks until that's resolved. we are 27 days until the fiscal cliff but there are only 27 days left until christmas. >>> before you part with your hard-earned money, some advice for smart is the new rich. some of the best things to buy in december, toys. but only if you wait until two weeks before christmas. tools and hardware. this is the time to buy school driver sets, lawn care tools, cooking and kitchenware. c cutl cutlery. things to stay away from, jewelry. you won't find low prices before gems and jewels before christmas. if you're going to propose wait until well after valentine's y day. electronics. best to wait until january or february. it's all about the bottom line, roland. newer models launched in later february, january. that's when you want to look at those and get the markdowns of the 2012 level. >> do you know how many wom